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  • Yantai - combining legacy and vibrancy along Shandong’s northern coast

    2017-06-05

    ‘Smoke Tower’ (yan tai), a curious name for one of China’s most charming, most fascinating and certainly a very interesting city. Shandong Peninsula’s exposed coastline was targeted by 14th century pirate attacks. Beacon towers erected on hills warned of impending danger. Yantai’s former tower, protected by a small temple, remains today atop a delightful forest park (yantaishan) but now dominated by a tall, working lighthouse - the iconic symbol of this city strategically located where waters of the Bohai Gulf and Yellow Sea merge close to the Korean Peninsula and indeed Japan.

  • Qi writing brush in E China's Shandong

    2017-06-05

    Guo Mingchang, a successor of Qi writing brush making technique, trims a product in Dawang township of Guangrao county, East China's Shandong province, June 4, 2017.

  • Porters see a steep drop on Taishan Mountain

    2017-06-05

    The 18 Bends is the name given to the final stretch of the winding 6,800-step pathway that leads to the top of Taishan Mountain in Shandong province. Rising by 400 meters over 1 kilometer, most people who make it are usually too exhausted to enjoy the stunning views at the top.

  • Cultural legacies dazzle at Shandong International Tourism Fair

    2017-06-02

    Some of the nation's most iconic intangible cultural heritages were showcased at the Shandong (Jinan) International Tourism Fair held from May 19 to 21 at the capital city's Shungeng International Convention and Exhibition Center.

  • Shandong cultural legacies shine in Hong Kong

    2017-06-02

    A cultural exchange activity highlighting Shandong's intangible cultural heritages was held in Hong Kong from May 23 to 24 to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China and to enhance Shandong-Hong Kong cultural exchanges.

  • Culture Insider: Children's games in ancient China

    2017-06-01

    During ancient times, children didn't have smart phones, ipads or computers to entertain them. Instead, they came up with interesting games to play in their childhood. Let's take a look.